Raisin Muffins

Raisin Muffins

Just baked, they are crispy and fluffy. After cooled, they become sweet and rich. You can enjoy with different fillings.

Ingredients: 7 muffins

Butter (or baking margarine)
75 g
White caster sugar
75 g
Vanilla oil
a few drops
┌Cake flour
150 g
└Baking powder
3 g
Milk (warm to the touch)
40 ml
Raisins (see ※ 2)
70 g


1. [Preparation] Bring the butter and egg to room temperature. Warm the milk to body temperature. Sift the cake flour and baking powder together.
2. [Preparation] Soak the raisins in hot water to soften. After several minutes, drain well and pat dry with a paper towel.
3. Put the butter in a bowl and cream with a whisk.
4. Add the sugar to Step 3 in 3 batches and whisk until fluffy.
5. Add the beaten eggs little by little to Step 4 and continue to whisk constantly (if you add the egg at once, it will separate!). Add vanilla oil and stir.
6. Add 1/3 of Step 1 to 5. Add 1/2 of the warmed milk and whisk. Add another 1/3 of the dry ingredients and whisk. Add the rest of the milk and whisk well.
7. Change to a rubber spatula and add the rest of the dry ingredients. Fold in roughly, leaving some floury texture.
8. Add the raisins prepared in Step 2 and fold in until evenly combined. Stop when no longer floury.
9. Line the muffin moulds with paper cups. Spoon 60 g each of the batter into the paper cups.
10. Give 3-5 sharp taps to let excess air out.
11. Bake in an oven preheated to 170ºC for about 20 to 25 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean. (My best baking time is 24 minutes)
12. Cool slightly on a cooling rack and wrap with plastic wrap while still warm.
13. [Best eating time] You could eat these fresh out of the oven. I like them after resting for about 3 days. (You could reheat in a microwave for about 20 seconds!)
14. [Storing] Wrap with plastic wrap, and store at room temperature.
15. [Variations] Use rum raisins. (After Step 2, soak in rum and leave for at least a day)
16. [Variations] After Step 11, brush the surface with rum while still hot.
17. [How to serve] Spread cream cheese or butter on the just-baked raisin muffins. It's my happiest moment.

Story Behind this Recipe

I loved the raisin scones I had at the Peninsula Hotel. Since then I've been hooked on sweets with dried fruit.
I made these muffins with typical ingredients I have at home.